Movers and Shakers

Europe's largest media group, Reed Elsevier, has warned profits next year would be hit by increased investment in its internet services.

Poster Publicity in London has poached JCDecaux's international sales coordinator, Helen Bull, to run a number of new European accounts.

Bull has been at Decaux's One Stop Shop division for three years, rising in the ranks from international to senior international sales coordinator and has significant experience of managing pan-regional out-of-home campaigns. Bull will join Poster Publicity as regional account manager. Mike Segrue, managing director of Poster Publicity's European network, said: "We liked Helen's operational experience, client relationships and knowledge of Decaux's products across Europe. We're now buying 15 pan-European campaigns a year and there is a shortage of people who match our in-house quality.

Helen does and so we're delighted she's joined us."

Adshel has hired John Adlam from Classic FM as group head. Reporting to Will Ramage, national sales controller of Adshel, Adlam will work on agency sales. Adlam spent four years at Classic FM, with previous roles at CIA and Carat and in the Royal Cayman's Police Force as a drugs squad detective. Adlam's appointment is part of Adshel's strategy to build up the agency sales team.

Direct specialist WWAV Rapp Collins has appointed Alex Marsh as its new group head to work across the WWF, Compton & Woodhouse, Blue Cross and Halifax Bank accounts. Marsh began her media career with WWAV Rapp Collins before spending time as a group head at both Brann and Mansfield Lang.

Liz Dalby has been appointed a director of Offpat online, the developer of She is a consultant at Charles Paterson Search and Selection, the portal sponsor.

Darius Sanai has been appointed editor-in-chief of Condé Nast's contract publishing division. For the past two years, he has been editor of Gold, a luxury lifestyle contract magazine; of Savoy Style, for the Savoy Hotel Group; and Arrival, a luxury travel magazine for Sovereign travel. He will report to Sue Douglas, president of new business at Condé Nast.